Scope and arrangement
The Salzer Papers are divided into two large series: 1) The Felix Salzer Papers; 2) The Heinrich Schenker Nachlass. The Felix Salzer Papers divide into 7 subseries: Analyses, Academic Work, Correspondence, Personal Materials, Scores owned by Salzer, Compositions of Hans Weisse, and Books owned by Salzer. Of non-musical interest, the Salzer Papers also contain the memoires of Hermine Wittgenstein, given to Salzer by her, and the collected letters of Ludwig Wittgenstein.
The Schenker Nachlass includes four "Mappe" (using Jeanette Schenker's terminology), which corresponds to the list she made in 1935 after Heinrich Schenker's death. The series divides into 6 subseries, and contains notes and essays on thoroughbass (Mappe 6), analyses from Schenker's 1931-34 seminar (Mappe 28), and miscellaneous notes and analyses (Mappen 11, 11a-i, 27, and 29).
The Felix Salzer papers are arranged in two series:
The Felix Salzer Papers are contained in 50 boxes, and are divided into seven sub-series: 1) Music analyses; 2) Academic work; 3) Correspondence; 4) Personal and miscellaneous materials; 5) Musical scores owned by Salzer; 6) Musical compositions of Hans Weisse; 7) Books owned and annotated by Salzer. By far the largest sub-series is the first, "Music Analyses," which comprises just over half of the Salzer Papers.
The following series contains a portion of the Heinrich Schenker Nachlass, purchased by Salzer from Jeanette Schenker in 1936, and comprises seven boxes (the original list of items and agreement between Salzer and J. Schenker can be found in Box 40, Fol. 2). The original German words "Nachlass" and "Mappe" have been retained to describe the contents of the papers. "Nachlass" refers to all the papers of Schenker, while "Mappe" refers to each individual file from the collection. Items in the Schenker Nachlass have been kept in the original order in which they were found, unless otherwise noted. The numbering of each item follows a combination of the original system used by Jeanette Schenker and the system used in the Oster Collection, which itemizes each item in the Papers, both Recto and Verso sides. For example, "6/11" Recto refers to the front side of the 11th item in Mappe 6.